Students will research Charles Hackley, a major historical philanthropist from the Muskegon community, and identify his many philanthropic acts.
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Students are to think about all of the contributions of Charles Hackley and describe how important they are to us today. They will realize that philanthropy did not stop with Charles Hackley and that they need to continue the tradition.
Unit: Concepts of Leadership
The students will participate in a read aloud, discussion, brainstorming, constructing a class book, sharing this class book, and role-playing focusing on the concepts of caring, sharing, cooperation, courtesy, and helpfulness through the child-friendly text of The Grouchy Ladybug....
Unit: Bridging the Gap
Students will identify examples of philanthropy in a classic piece of literature. While written for a Christian Middle School, the lesson may be easily adapted for public school use.
Students examine the intent and reality of the orphan train and discuss whether it was an effective solution to child homelessness. They write and speak about the traits of someone who takes action for others and civil society. ...
Unit: Cinderella Project
The purpose of the lesson is for students to compare and contrast two versions of the Cinderella story and identify philanthropy in the actions of the characters.
The lesson emphasis is on the shoe motif in Cinderella as well as the philanthropic ideals of giving and helping others. A service learning project will be developed where students create a "shoe drive" to donate to children in need.
The students write letters to thank donors and sponsoring organizations. The students prepare, practice and present their completed project to a representative of the receiving organization.
Teacher Note: Several weeks prior to teaching this lesson, the...